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snow-vember. the first major storm of the season blankets the northeast. frigid temperatures, icy roads, power outages. up to 55 million people under a winter storm advisory. frenemies? donald trump meets with mitt romney, and today rick perry. could those one-time bter rivals wind up in the new trump cabinet? as the vice president-elect speaks out about his dressing down from the "hamilton" stage. >> i wasn't offended by what was said. >> trump himself, not so forgiving. >> they were very inappropriate. urgent manhunt. a traffic stop in texas turns deadly for one veteran detective. a desperate search now under way
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suspected killer on the loose. and model behavior? at last night's american music awards, super model gigi hadid takes a swipe at first lady-to-en melania trump and those charges of plagiarism. >> i love my husband. president barack obama. and while the audience loved it, social media has not been quite as "today," monday, most 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. and, hey, baby, it's cold outside. >> it is. i got to tell you for late pregnancy hot flashes, this is
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i'm thrilled! got the first major winter storm of the season and that's paving the way for some tricky holiday travel from virginia all the way up into new england. al is back from his whirlwind trip and he's got the forecast. sir? >> that's right. first we're going to check in with blake mccoy who's in syracuse, new york. >> reporter: al, good morning to you. this morning is continuing its march east. look at what people are waking up to here this morning. snowta afternoon and will continue into tonight. school here in syracuse has already been canceled as people are experiencing this first major snowfall of the season. >> reporter: with thanksgiving just three days away, the northeast getting served its first taste of winter. the blast of snow and frigid temperatures creating dangerous driving conditions at the start of one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. overnight, more snow in upstate new york where some areas could
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in watertown, new york, the temperature dropping more than 40 degrees in 24 hours. >> it was 60 degrees, almost 70 yesterday. and now it is freezing. >> reporter: from new england to virginia, windchill temperatures in the teens and single digits. the deadly winter storm advancing east after blanketing the rockies and much of the midwest. in minnesota, three weather-related deaths. in parts of michigan, powerful wind gusts up to nearly 80 miles per hour leaving some residents without power. >> a heck of a wind storm and it just knocked stuff out. >> reporter: the michigan wolverines also making the best of it with some victory snow angels after their wintry win over indiana. back live here in syracuse, people have been up early trying to clear these sidewalks. they will get some help from mother nature later in the week.
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thanksgiving. but if you are headed out this morning, it is going to be slick. matt? savannah? >> blake mccoy, thank you very much. so that's what winter looks like, al. >> unfortunately. we've got more coming. believe it or not, that lake-effect snow is being enhanced by moisture all the way from bermuda, coming up, wrapping around the storm and coming on in. you can see, we're still going to have a lot of this and it is coming across the great lakes. the water is very warm so it is going to continue to provide those lake-effect snows. we've got near white-out conditions at time, one to two inches per hour. some places may pick up another 15 to 20 inches. as far as travel is concerned, when we take a look at the thanksgiving holiday, airports on wednesday, the biggest problem is detroit -- make that chicago and minneapolis. we are looking at possible delays due to rain. improving conditions by late in the evening. but as far as ground
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looking at problems on 90, interstate 5, 80. here in the midsection of the country, i-70 will have some problems as well. i-94 going to be a problem, too, guys. we will continue to track wednesday, thursday look to be really shaky kind of days. then things kind of calm down. >> just in time for travel. >> all right, al, thank you very much. let's turn to politics now and of course everyone talking about the trump transition. this morning, the president-elect's cabinet is coming i after a weekend jam-packed with meetings and controversy. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. president-elect donald trump set to meet with one-time political foe, former texas governor, rick herry, here at trump tower today, this after a flurry of meetings over the weekend. the roster raising questions about whether mr. trump is mulling a team of allies that
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it's full-steam ahead for the trump transition team. donald trump returning home to new york city late sunday night. today the president-elect set to meet with former texas governor rick perry, one of his sharpest critics during the primary. >> he offers a barking carnival act that can best be described as trumpism. >> reporter: but today, speculation is swirling that trump may be eyeing perry for a cabinet role, including secretary of defense. also under consideration for that si general james "mad dog" mattis who met with donald trump this weekend. telling nbc's kelly o'donnell -- >> we really had some great meetings and you'll be hearing about them soon. >> reporter: among those spotted sunday -- long-time loyalist rudy giuliani. a candidate for secretary of state. former kansas secretary of state, chris kobach, an immigration hardliner.
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a possible pick for hud or education secretary. and new jersey governor chris christie who once headed trump's transition team but was replaced by vice president-elect mike pence. mr. trump dodging the question of who you seriously he is considering chris christie for a position. >> he is a very talented man. great guy. >> reporter: but it was this meeting saturday with former rival mitt romney that made the most headlines. war of words now over, mr. trump now seriously considering romney >> i can say that governor romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as secretary of state. >> reporter: all this amid mounting concerns mr. trump's cabinet picks so far are in to drawing hard lines on a number of issues, including a potential registry for muslims, an idea trump floated during his campaign. and his new chief of staff would not totally walk back.
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a registry for muslims? vice president-elect was met with a mix of cheers and boos while attending the broadway musical "hamilton." a cast member delivering an impassioned plea. >> we truly hope this show has inspired you to work on behalf of all of us. >> mr. trump took to twitter to slam the actor calling him "very rude," but pence brushed it all aside. >> i did hear what was said from the stage. i can tell you, i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it. >> reporter: the president-elect also taking aim after he was again lambasted on "saturday night live." >> trump calling it totally one-sided. critics are speculating about whether trump's sweet storm was designed to distract from his settlement of the trump university fraud cases, agreeing to pay $25 million but not
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also this morning, new questions about potential conflict of interests after mr. trump met with three executives from a trump branded project in india last week here at trump tower. trump campaign insisting all of the rules will be followed. still, it's casting a cloud as this transition moves forward. matt? savannah? >> all right, kristen welker, thank you. nicolle wallace has been keeping an eye on all of this action. good morning. >> good morning. >> i don't know if it is good or b you have to really watch this transition almost in real time. it is like the live stream. he's meeting all the candidates and chatting about them. i mean -- wow. >> i remember saying during the primaries, this is trump's race and we're just watching it. this is now trump's america and we are just living in it. he is changing the status quo and a lot of the people that voted for him say this is exactly what i ordered. >> all weekend long i kept saying to friends, i got to watch the football game in a second. i got to get back to trump
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happening. mitt romney. >> president obama got a lot of credit for putting hillary clinton at the state department. i think trump may have that as a notion. >> you think he will make that choice in is. >> i think he's made clear nobody knows what he's going to do. >> kind of sets up this real competition between the loyalists and the critic. because rudy giuliani wants this job very badly. >> rudy giuliani and chris christie are the classic loyalists. anything for them. >> it is one thing to meet with the rivals. it is another thing to pick a rival. one thing is for sure, the other is real. >> that's right. he is a master showmaker. not to put a cynical spin on it, but some of what we watched all weekend was the show. >> let's talk about, sort of, this dust up with "hamilton," "snl." i think there is so much more that's more important going on in this country but it is interesting in terms of the reaction. i mean first of all, mike pence goes and sees "hamilton," the
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one of the cast members addresses him. pence lets it kind of roll off. trump takes to twitter. i'm sure it's real irritating, a lot of these things, you're watching "snl." but if you were advising trump would you say just don't even engage, or should he engage? >> so i traveled all over the world with president bush. he was greeted with protests everywhere he went. every american city, every european capital. south american summits with leaders in the hall. and being protested is part of the american presidency. i think pence is a he was elegant, he was understanding. and he was patient. i think trump is going to have to learn that your job as president is not only to be protested but to protect the protester. >> let me go to a different side of that. protests are one thing. jokes are another thing. you talk about president bush and there were the jokes about the job being very hard and that the vice president, dick cheney, would do all heaven lifting. and after a while, do those start to impact an
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>> the psyche? >> only in that you understand that you've diminished comedy and entertainment. i think that's what they play the most important role in our culture and in our conversations. when you're in the white house, you talk about leaning in? you sort of have to lean in to the jokes about yourself. george w. bush was criticized for a lot of different things. but hemaking fun of himself and he gave a speech once about all the things people tease him about. th how do you kill isis, this is based on some of his own -- i don't know if you can even call them gaffes. because i think right now he views all of his missteps as having been part of the secret sauce that helped him win. but it is a mistake not to let people laugh at you and it is a mistake to not laugh at yourself. >> nicolle wallace, lots to chat about. thank you so much for being here. >> we won't get bored. >> not at all. thank you. president obama back at the white house this morning after
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counterpart, vladimir putin, spoke for around four minutes on sunday at an economic summit in lima, peru. at a news conference, president obama said he told putin the u.s. is deeply concerned about bloodshed and chaos in syria and that a political transition is needed but the president says he's not optimistic about the prospects of a syrian peace agreement in the short term. breaking overnight here, st. louis officials say a police sergeant who was shot twice in the face is i survive. police say the 46-year-old officer was sitting in traffic sunday night when a car pulled up along his vehicle and opened fire. hours later the suspect was killed in a shoot-out with police. in san antonio there is a manhunt under way this morning for the cop killer who ambushed, then gunned down, a veteran detective while he was writing a traffic ticket. nbc's jacob rascon is there. jacob, good morning to you.
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headquarters where we are. this morning, the department is working with the fbi, the u.s. marshals, the texas rangers and others to find the detective's killer after what the police chief described as everyone's worst nightmare. this morning, an all-out manhunt for the killer of san antonio detective ben marconi, a 20-year veteran of the force. cold-blooded shooting just yards from police headquarters while detective marconi was writing a trafc >> i've got an officer down in front of headquarters. >> reporter: police this morning searching for this man who they are calling a person of interest and this black mitsubishi caught on surveillance driving away. >> went through the south lot of headquarters. >> reporter: police say detective marconi was sitting in his patrol car when the mitsubishi pulled up behind him. the shooter getting out, taking aim and firing twice hitting the detective in the head. marconi was rushed to the hospital where he died.
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was targeted for being a cop. >> this was nothing short of an assassination of a police officer. >> reporter: so far this year, 58 police officers have been killed by gunfire, compared to 36 for all of last year. a 61% increase. >> he was just a good guy. everybody liked him. >> reporter: the son of a police officer, marconi was 50 years old. he had two children from a previous marriage, and grandchildren. >> most families will be celebrg we will be burying one of our own because of an ultimate act of cowardice. >> reporter: and after that ambush in july with dallas police officers, the governor of texas proposed a law making targeted attacks against police officers a hate crime and in offering condolences to detective marconi's family, the governor said he looks forward to signing that bill into law. >> all right, jacob rascon,
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developing story in north dakota where protesters clashed with police sunday night over the pipeline. nbc news could not independently confirm the use of rubber bullets and sheriff's officials say that no water canons were deployed. they said the water was being sprayed to control fires that were s all eyes on chicago this morning and the looming strike at o'hare's airport. it could snarl holiday travel. union officials say they're going to announce the date of their strike later this morning. about 500 workers, which includes baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors are all seeking union rights and a $15 an hour wage. o'hare, as you know, one of the busiest airports in the world.
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watch as the minnesota vikings take the field sunday. that is bernie. that's a member of the fox sports sound crew in the wrong place at the wrong time. he takes a big hit from a defensive tackle who weighs about 330 pounds. bernie was left with a bloody nose and broken glasses. he went on to finish his shift. you know what they say? did you get the number of the truck? yeah. it was 98 was the number. >> amazing. d all right. let's turn back to al and get the forecast. >> real-life version of the movie "the fortune cookie." let's show you what's going on around the country. a lot of heavy rain making its way through the southwest and central rockies. rain into the pacific northwest. strong winds in the northeast. look for airport delays from boston all the way down to washington, d.c. because of airport arrivals and departures with those winds.
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much. coming up, waiting on the white house. why melania and barron trump are say staying in new york for the time being and what the president-elect is saying about that. from hollywood to hearing damage? a "rossen reports" warning about some of the unintended consequences of those loud movies. but first, this is "today"
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it's 7:30, monday morning, november 21st. three days until thanksgiving, which means three days until the macy's thanksgiving day parade which, by the way, is celebrating 90 years. there's a little bit of a sneak peek at somef going to see. felix, the cat. little trivia, matt. who was the first balloon ever in the macy's day parade? felix, the cat. brought it back for the 90th anniversary just for us. let's look at some stories making news. the first major winter storm of the season is creating problems from virginia all the way up to new england as 49 million americans prepare to hit the
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thanksgiving week. here you're looking at a live shot of syracuse where they are busy cleaning up this morning. donald trump had a flurry of meetings over the weekend as he was trying to fill his remaining cab in the positions. the vice president-elect responded to that pointed message delivered by the cast of "hamilton" that asked him to work to protect all americans. >> i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue. selling its popular ride-on dump truck after a washington family's early christmas gift burst into flames not once but twice on their way home from the store. toys "r" us said it appears to have been an isolated incident. the company has not decided on a full recall just yet. first, we are learning more this morning about the incoming first family's plans come january for their move from their penthouse to the white house. turns out 10-year-old "barron's" needs of course will be front and center and nbc's hallie
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melania have decided to stay in new york at least for the time being. >> transition team aides say that they are extremely excited, the trumps, about their future as the first family and very supportive of the demands that come with that. but they do point out there is sensitivity to pulling 10-year-old barron out of class right in the middle of the school year. >> reporter: it's another first for the next first family. not calng "home" right away. as the president-elect tells nbc's kelly o'donnell -- >> mrs. trump and barron, when they move to the white house? >> very soon. right after he is finished with school. >> reporter: so it will be a summertime switchover for 10-year-old barron who will stay at his private school living at trump tower where he has a floor in the family apartment all to himself. >> we talk a little bit about
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>> reporter: life away from the white house may mean more travel for melania trump for state dinners and meeting with foreign leaders. but stability for her son, clearly a priority now like it was during the campaign when she skipped stops to stay home with him. >> i am a full-time mom and i love it. so i decided not to be in the campaign so much. >> reporter: barron himself has only appeared a few times with his famous father. most memorably on the night he won the white house. >> he was on time you were giving your acceptance speech. does he get it? does he know? >> he knows. he knows what's going on. and he's very proud of his dad. >> reporter: the president-elect made a point of mulling over his run with his son before he decided to announce his candidacy. >> we talk about it. don, ivanka, eric, tiffany, barron to a lesser extent, but barron, too. because in a way, he's affected
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maybe more. >> reporter: bare lon will be the youngest boy to live in the white house since john f. kennedy jr. and at 10, will be the same age as malia obama whether her father was inaugurated. raising kids in the white house, a unique experience, one melania trump talked about with michelle obama on her visit to d.c. earlier this month. it is not clear now how often barron trump will visit his father in washington, or how often the president-elect will head back to trump tower. but one thing's certain -- all of them will protection, no matter which house they call home. and the secret service isn't commenting any more about security protocols for the first family. there is already some speculation about which school barron may attend once he moves here to washington. the obama daughters and chelsea clinton all attended the same private school here. remember, president obama will stick around the city even after his term is up until his youngest daughter graduates, another presidential parent hoping not to disrupt his
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savannah? >> all right, hallie, thank you. mr. roker's got the latest check on the wintry weather. >> a lot of folks feeling the chill. not just here but all the way down south between this high pressure over the great lakes, low pressure over canada and we've got a winter-like chill. look at how chilly it is. boston, freeze warnings and advisories from louisiana all the way to the carolinas with temperatures at or below freezing. as you move a little further north, look at these windchills. feels like 25 in huntsville, feels like 24. asheville, 23. raleigh-durham, feels like 31 degrees. we'll see temperatures anywhere
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>> get that weather when you need it, especially this week, on weather channel. >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, new proof that it doesn't pay to be cheery all the time. >> that's a story for you. and if you're planning to catch a movie this thanksgiving weekend, listen up. good morning, i'm jeff rossen. coming up, ever notice how lou movies are these days? turns out, they are so loud, they could be damaging your hearing. to test it out, i'm going into america. and we're partnering with cigna to help save lives. by getting you to a real doctor for an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. doctor poses.
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hitting unsafe levels? this morning i'm going in to show you. >> reporter: explosions. adventure. >> 3-d's amazing. >> reporter: big thrills at the movies. but according to the american hearing research foundation, movies, among other common noises, can contribute to premature hearing reduction. >> listening levels are something like we're doing shoulding around 60 decibels. once you reach 85 you are into the danger zone. >> 85 is that safe limit. >> 85 is where you want to stay below. >> what happens if you go over 85? >> you start to hit into the range where you could potentially cause some damage. >> reporter: so how loud do movies really get? to find out we went out and bought this sound level meter. i'm going to go inside this theater and watch some movies. remember, experts say you never
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decibels. first up, "magnificent seven." a western with lots off gunfire. it doesn't take long -- >> 93.7 already. 93.7. >> reporter: -- over the limit, and it keeps climbing. this gun fight is intense. we're up to 97.2. >> reporter: when i go see "storks" in 3-d, a cartoon for kids, the sound staysnd for most of the movie. but then -- >> look at this. it just hit 99.3, way over the 85 number that's considered safe. this is a kid's movie. we obviously don't go to the movies every single day. we go in short spurts, limited exposure. how dangerous is this? >> if you're reaching over 100 for even minutes at a time, seconds at a time, you could be in the range where you could get immediate permanent damage.
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levels in this next movie. "deepwater horizon" packed with big blasts and big instruction. >> 101. >> reporter: and when the action really picks up -- >> there are explosions happening right now. look at the meter. we're 104.9. >> reporter: so why is this happening? according to an industry group, there are standards for how movies are made and delivered to the theaters but it is up to each individual theater to control the theater owners telling nbc news -- "as in life, certain sounds in different movies will spike." and movies don't exceed 85 decibels on a consistent basis. they say complaints about sound levels are rare and infrequent. >> if you leave the movie theater and your ears are ringing, that's a sign you could potentially have some daniel from the loud noise. >> by the way, as you head out to the movies this holiday week or any time, try this yourself. there are free sound level apps
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and our children, sasha and malia. >> you heard some laughter in the audience, but online, guys, guess what happened? a mixed bag of reaction. this tweet -- well, gigi hadid just really rocked that melania trump impression, but it was also met with backlash. what you did on the ama awards insulting melania trump shows you have no class. tasteless. so this was an interesting response but it was also the first time the 24-year-old in the spotlight -- i should say, this is about selena gomez returning to the spotlight to talk about her battle with mental health. she got favorite female artist. selena, back in the spotlight and stealing hearts. here's what she said. >> i had to stop, because i had everything. and i was absolutely broken inside. if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.
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one thing you should know about me, is i care about people and thank you so much for this. this is for you. thank you. >> selena was flooded with support online. this picture with lady gaga on instagram backstage saying selena's biggest prize of all is her heart. we love selena gomez. certainly support her bravery facing all of these things in front of her fans and just the general public. she's pretty awesome, guys. >> i bet that meant a lot to coming up, we'll talk to carrie fisher about her "star wars" affair. yes, she and harrison ford did get together back all those years ago just like matt has been hoping for decades now. >> why would you say that? i would tell you, carrie fisher batten down the the first place to stop and the best place to shop is kohl's black friday. shop black friday deals online all week long. get $24.99 toys $7.99 after rebate kitchen electrics.
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. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, carried away. >> you know, sometimes i amaze even myself. >> that doesn't sound too hard. >> carrie fisher's new memoir is making headlines. she'll stop by studio "star wars," secret romances and life after princess leia. plus, thanks and giving. jenna bush hager introduces us to an nfl player who beat the odds and followed his dream. >> it was a very satisfying feeling. i mean this is something i had been working for since i was 5 years old, playing football. and here we go again. first it was the dress that took the internet by storm. now it's these flip-flops.
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white and gold? how about black and blue? the color confusion that has people asking, am i seeing things? "today," monday, november 21st, 2016. ?? good morning! >> it's our first time in new york! >> good morning! tehe hi to everyone in arkansas! >> good morning, texas. we're here in new york city. woo! we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning. look at the crowd that we've got
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in from all over the country getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. all day and all week long we'll give you a sneak peek at the 90th macy's parade. dancers, marching bands and that cool cat there. >> he was the first balloon in the parade. >> i learned that this morning from them on air. >> i have been staring at the stilt guys because they actually make me feel i'm going to do the rest of the show right next to them. you can see our stubble continues to grow during november for our "no save today" campaign, doing our part to help raise aware in es for men's health all month long. if you are joining us in this great cause, tweet or instagram photos of your facial hair with the #noshavetoday. time now for "the news at 8." i'm kristen welker.
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the president-elect set to meet with former texas governor and former political foe, rick perry, today, this after a series of high-profile meetings over the weekend with less than two months before mr. trump takes office. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is furiously building his team, greeting prospective cabinet members over the weekend at his new jersey golf club, including rudy giuliani, and mitt romney, both being considered for secretary of state. >> we had a far-reaching conversati various theaters in the world. >> reporter: but after meeting with chris christie, trump refused to commit to any potential role for the new jersey governor. >> is there a place for governor christie in your administration? >> very talented man. great guy. >> reporter: also appearing at trump's side, retired marine general james "mad dog" mattis who is under consideration for secretary of defense. and kansas secretary of state
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of muslim immigrants something the incoming chief of staff tried to clarify. >> look, i'm not going to rule out anything but we're not going to have a registry based on a religion. >> boo! >> reporter: as the team takes shape, vice president-elect mike pence was greeted by a mix of cheers and boos while attending the broadway musical "hamilton." >> vice president-elect pence, we welcome you and we -- >> reporter: at curtain call the cast asking the audience to respect the incoming vice strong message. >> we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on behalf of all of us. all of us. >> reporter: that moment triggering a blistering response from trump unleashing a series of tweets over the weekend calling the tony award winning show overrated, demanding an apology. but pence didn't seem bothered. >> i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to others whether
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>> at trump university we breed success. that's all it is about -- success. >> reporter: online critics are speculating whether trump's sweet torm was designed to distract from the settlement of trump university fraud cases agreeing to pay $25 million but not admitting any wrongdoing. mr. trump's ire isn't only directed at broadway. the president-elect once again tearing into "saturday night live" calling it a totally one-sided biased show. >> s alec baldwin's impression. >> we'll get through it if we work hard together. >> thank you, mike. oh, and mike -- you're going to do everything, right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and we're also learning this morning that mr. trump will move to washington immediately, but wife, melania, and his son, barron, 10 years old, will delay their move allowing barron to finish out his school year here in new
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now to the first major snowstorm of the season. it hit here in the northeast as many as 60 million people under a winter storm advisory. that's for today. facing heavy snow, bitter cold and blowing winds. up to 12 inches of snow could fall on top of what fell on sunday. some areas could see 20 inches by the time this storm moves out. high winds are expected to lead to flight delays, all the way interest boston to washington, d.c. couple of minutes. also coming up, emma stone's new moves. plus, we'll catch up with carrie fisher as she talks "star wars," on-set romance and life after princess leia. and then more of our thanksgiving day parade on the plaza, a sneak peek of what's to
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hon, i don't know if i deserve this - i don't really work with my hands. you change a ton of diapers! your usual? hon, you have something in your hair. would you like an oatmeal scrub? i already ate, actually. hon, we listen to carol. make my eyes pop? is this supposed to happen? (screams) i'm just kidding. we should do this more often. hold hands? no, sit in crazy chairs. get together and shop small on small business saturday.
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and show some love for the people we love. and the places we love. the stuff we can't get anywhere else and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here can help keep our town growing. this saturday is small business saturday. let's shop small for our neighborhood, our town, our home. get up, (all) get together and shop small. it is 8:09. good time to. "trend" in this holiday week. >> this song makes you want to dance, doesn't it? >> it is the day that so many people have circled on their calendars this time of the month. we're not talking about thanksgiving. we're talking about black friday. we've become used to seeing videos like this, people storming doors of stores. they're elbowing others to get
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but, seems like this could become a thing of the past. business insider says foot traffic on black friday has been steady declining over the last several years. it is expected to fall another 5% this year. people are saying, why fight the crowds when you can stay in my bed or on my couch and click online. >> and the same deals or better. >> though there is something about the energy. >> really? >> said? picture matt on black friday for just a moment. >> certain things you will never, ever -- >> i elbow at the bar. this is one of our favorite internet just sillinesses. remember the uproar over the dress? is it gold or is it white? what is it?
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families apart. these flip-flops from a brazilian company. what colors do you see? >> it is made out of the same material. >> just blue. >> i see blue and grey. >> like a goldish -- >> i say blue and brown. >> blue and grey. >> there is a correct answer. it was confirmed to buzzfeed the flip-flops are in fact blue and dark blue. >> i guess it is a show you a completely different picture to explain it. >> that's like fluorescent lights in the store. then they show the catalog of it. >> wasn't that fun? anybody here know someone who can at times be overly happy? >> no. >> overly chipper? you know the kind of person who's smiling even before their first cup of coffee in the morning? >> hey! >> what? do not pick on me! >> no, it is a gift.
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and in other cases, a new dud study suggests there are at least some down sides. you aren't always happy. you have a side. others think that when people are a little bit too happy, you can take advantage of those people. >> no one thinks that about hoda. >> no. >> this research comes from nyu, the university of chicago and the university of pennsylvania. very happy people were perceived as naive -- >> pushov >> you know what? that does happen. you say yes to one thing, and they say but there's one more thing. >> they say mistaking kindness for weakness. >> i think we mischaracterize you. you are not overly happy. you are extremely kind at all times. >> and optimistic. >> and genuinely exuding joy. >> you're just a joy ball here.
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i do indeed. first, is kanye a ball of joy west canceling a big show in los angeles last night just three hours before show time, kanye canceled. no reason given. but it happened one night after kanye left thousands of his fans outraged in sacramento. he showed up late, stormed off stage 30 minutes into the show. but during that time kanye went off targeting everyone from hillary clinton to mark zuckerberg, and, yes, he went there. he went after jay-z and beyonce. because i heard that you say you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me? i been sitting here to get out the truth. >> he's not mad at me, is he? >> you would know. he doesn't hold back.
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ticket master offering refunds to fans of both shows. go on to snoop dogg watching kanye's rant. it will give you new life. >> just don't go to a kanye concert and call it a day. >> one more thing. don't click on to snoop dogg at work or just keep the volume down. it's not safe for work. doesn't mean it is not funny. talk about one of the industry's most legendary bands, the eagles have given us one of my favorite songs of a "hotel california" and "take it easy." but after 40 years of making music, one of the band's founding members says even he gets sick of hearing his hits. don henley says when he is at a restaurant and staffers often recognize him and put on an eagles song. henley says he calls over waitress and asks her to change the music. he jokes, tells the staff, i've kind of heard that before.
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you like but you can never leave. emma stone showing off her dance moves and going head-to-head with the queen of daytime dancing, ellen. ? let's dance ? ? let's dance ? ? let's dance ? ? let's dance tonight ? ?? >> that's good. >> excellent. >> emma doing a pretty good single ladies dance. then busting out the twerk for the holidays. that episode of "ellen" airs today. and that is your "popstart!." >> she's got a great personality. >> doesn't she? she comes to fly. mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> we've got that big snowstorm in the northeast. your holiday travel, we are going to be looking at wet
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some strong storms. could cause some problems for detroit as far as your air travel on wednesday. possible delays, rain, snow, improving conditions late at night. then out west, we talk about the roads in seattle. i-5 -- pacific northwest, i should say. sacramento to seattl >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. carrie fisher will forever
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"star wars." but decades later, it is what happened behind the scenes that's got everybody talking this morning. the revelation fishers makes in her brand-new book called "the princess diaries." carrie fisher, good morning. >> good morning. >> hi to gary. your little dog. he comes with us everywhere. he is adorable. has he read the book? >> he helped me write it. >> okay. i have to tell you, this revelation came out last week. it was in some of the papers that during the filming of "star wars" that you and had an affair. >> you're kidding! i didn't know that. >> i just wanted to -- i want you to know you are in very good hands here. i am a complete "star wars" nerd. i was like -- my mind was blown. >> why? >> i don't know. i thought it was great! i thought it was just so exciting. like -- are you surprised at the reaction? >> i am surprised at the reaction, yeah. >> so what surprises you about it? >> that it -- so much. i don't know. i don't think it is that surprising.
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thought about it but once i thought about it, i was like, oh, i'm so glad that happened. >> a lot of the fans did think about it for a while. they made up carrison as a word. is carrison real? that was going on for a while. >> now as i understand it, you ran across your actual diaries from this time period. when you were shooting "star wars." when this was going on. had you forgotten that you had even written th? written them. i've never written diaries sort of like that. i write when i'my up set. so i was upset. so it is about two months or three months of upset. >> i mean the diaries are in the book. i mean it seems like you were in love. felt that way. >> well, i was 19. yeah. so, you know, i was not sort of a cavalier type person. >> what did you -- what did you
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it and what did the diaries bring back? what was that time like? >> i didn't remember any details. i don't have a good memory. i've seen to it that i wouldn't by varying activities. no. it was sad. because i was so insecure and, you know, it's very raw. obviously i didn't expect anyone, including myself, i suppose, later on to read it. >> yeah. so now you did give a heads-up to harrison. i know you guys friends all these years. what did he say? do you think he's read the book? >> i don't know. he's incredibly private. i feel really bad about doing that to him. but, yes, i told him i found the journals and that i was going to publish them. he sort of went "lawyer." >> just made a joke. so, this reaction that you've gotten, you do seem genuinely surprised by it. >> i am. i don't know why. it seems like it would be so
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enough it comes true, i think. and we were cast that way, i suppose. >> well, there was tons of chemistry. look at you guys. you're just adorable. i mean -- i think that's what it is. i think people would have been rooting for that. i will say, you are very honest about the fact that -- well, first of all, you were 19, he was 33. he was married, he had two kids. you even write that you were almost relieved when the affair ended because you didn't approve of >> no. i wasn't raised that way. but, when you're on location, this is something i discovered -- everything is permitted. i didn't know that. i haven't been on a location since. >> once thing you are not going to get in this book are like a bunch of steamy sex scenes or anything. >> thank god. well, look at you. you've had a steamy sex scene obviously.
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>> not that long. not as long as my sex scenes in the book. >> okay. but was that on purpose? >> no. by accident! >> i didn't know if you were like repressing it -- >> i accidentally didn't write about sex. no. i mean there's just so far that you want to go. this is already too far so that i'm going to go and rate someone. what's the criteria for good and bad? >> i don't know. >> i think there should be a standard like olympics type thing. yo >> like 9.0 or something like that? >> yeah. >> well, are you suggesting that you have a rating in mind? >> i'm suggesting we get a panel and i'll discuss it with them and then we'll find out. >> well, carrie fisher, such a delight. i think peep -- it is such a window into this moment in time that so many fans are interested in. it is just wonderful to see you. >> well, you, too. >> and gary. >> congratulations on the sex. >>. thank you, my dear.
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your sentence. carrie will be back a little later to chat with kathie lee and hoda. if you start to talk about sex with them and held back on me, i'm going to be mad at you. >> okay. >> we'll send it over to matt. it is an annual tradition around here, our thanks and giving series about the amazing work done at st. jude's children's research hospital. today's jenna bush incredible story. >> i do. this is one of my favorite series. six years ago we introduced you to sean coleman, a top athlete. since then st. jude not only saved his life but also kept his desire to play professional a football alive. >> reporter: 24-year-old sean coleman has known the meaning of the word champion before even his first game in the nfl. today he is living his dream as an offensive tackle for the cleveland browns. >> it was a very satisfying
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been working for since i was 5 years old, playing football. >> reporter: he's already won his biggest battle, far more challenging than anything on the field. >> it is definitely a blessing to be here, man. it is a great opportunity. >> reporter: there was a time the thought of football seemed like a blessing that would never be his. >> i first learned something was wrong, i had a real bad flu. we just went to the doctor from there and they did a couple of tests. we found out then. >> reporter: six years ago sean was a top athlete. after accepting a scholarship at football powerhouse auburn university, he found out he had cancer. >> it was crazy. it was pretty scary. not knowing what they could do. >> sean had the most common cancer in childhood, leukemia. the survival rate is over 90%. if you deal with teenagers,
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kids. >> reporter: his parents took him to st. jude's hospital for treatment. >> i had to go through treatment for 3 1/2 years and sat out football for about 2 1/2 years. >> reporter: those years didn't stop the heart of this champion. throughout treatment sean continued to work hard, believing one day he would make it to the nfl. doctors at st. jude made every effort to get sean back in the game. >> as soon as the treatment was over -- >> you allowed him to go back and play football. >> yes. >> when i first got the green light to start playing again, it was very exciting to be back out there for my teammates. can't even explain the first time i was out there on field. >> reporter: sean succeeded on and off the field earning both a bachelor's and masters degree while playing. >> going into college i wanted to get as much as i could out of it. it worked out real good. >> reporter: sean became an inspiration to other kids at st. jude, like 17-year-old nicholas london, a 6'5" nba hopeful who also had leukemia. how much does this friendship
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let's put it this way. i feel my road to recovery would have been a lot harder. i feel like i would have given up without him. >> reporter: after graduating last year, sean entered the nfl draft. >> i knew it was time for me to make a transition to an elite level of football. >> reporter: and sean knew there was nowhere more important to be on draft day. he was at st. jude when he received the call that he had been waiting for life. >> the cleveland browns select sean coleman. >> when they called me i was very excited. the kids were excited. it was an opportunity for them to see how they can pursue their dreams just like i did. >> wow, marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude children's research hospital. marlo, good morning. what a recovery! >> isn't it great? >> it is amazing. >> it's really because st. jude leads the way in three ways and working together, that's what's
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cheer group. getting a little taste of the macy's thanksgiving day parade as i bulldoze poor al, sorry. >> this team made up of elite athletes from all over the country. there are be over 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers in the parade on thursday. they'll jump and twist and drive for the 50 million viewers on television. >> it is one of my pafrt farthest of the parade. you guys speaking of thanksgiving, our all-star thanksgiving rolls on with the ace of cakes himself. teaming up to put pie and cake together. it's never been done before! in one big amazing dessert. but we know it is cold because tamron is trying to get some of the heat that i'm radiating. >> let's look at your forecast.
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northeast. we've got mountain snows in the great lakes -- i should say in the rockies. then more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. rockies snow by the middle of the went. more heavy snow toward the end of the week in the pacific northwest. temperature wise below normal here in the northeast to start things off. it stays warm down through the gulf coast and the south. below normal temperatures out west and the latter part of the week, toasty conditions make their way back east and back up into the plains. little on the chilly side.
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>> that's your latest weather. how about a performance from the macy's great american marching band? ?? ?? ?? ? that's the jingle bell that's the jingle bell that's the jingle bell rock ?? >> yeah! >> how about felix, huh? >> okay. that is with a the macy's great american marching band. awesome. we want to introduce that we have coming down the streets of manhattan thursday morning not only felix, the cat, and the band, and a lot of balloons, we have these two. >> we've been getting a sneak peek at the parade.
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team. we have got amy, executive producer of macy's thanksgiving day parade, and john piper, familiar face as well around here. the vice president of the macy's parade studio. good morning to both of you. so it is going to be about this temperature. right? >> maybe a little warmer but we might see some showers. >> no, no, no! >> no! >> you're in charge of the weather, we're in charge of the balloons. >> i have to start by asking a serious question about security for the parade on thursday. >> yes. >> in light of a specific threat, what's being done? >> the same thing that we do every year. we rely on state, local and federal authorities to do their job and they do it extraordinarily well. we're really good at building floats and flying balloon and we're going to do what we do and let the experts do what they do. >> when hoda was bringing felix down, this is the 90th year of the parade. felix was -- >> the first -- very first
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>> you guys have kind of recreated the original felix. >> exactly recreated. it is the same size, the same scale, and it was actually produced by folks from our parade studio, some of whom are here. hand-stitched the way goodyear did it in 1927. >> wow. >> is it going to be carried with poles down the street old school? >> yes. >> no helium? >> there is a little bit of helium and there is a but the outside, exactly like '27. >> is there a place where tamron can get up and get absorbed by that balloon? >> what else is new for this year? >> we have a lot of new things. we are excited about the very first balloon that has four characters, the trolls balloon. we've never done this before. we've got our second charlie brown, our second diary of a
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we actually have a three-story waterfall. >> you have tons of great celebs always on top waving. it will be fun. >> absolutely. a surprise at the end by tony bennett with a special guest. >> the special guest? the special guest is the surprise. >> you can watch the 90th macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 thursday right here on nbc. >> let's have up next, it is the little things. the big push to support small business this holiday season. but first, this is "today" on
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business saturday, one young entrepreneur is putting community first on her meteoric rise from line cook to ceo in just four years. "today's" sheinelle jones has her story. ?? >> i started this business with $300. i went from being a line cook to a ceo in four years. >> reporter: 29-year-old ellen bennett turned a great apron into a multi-millionla >> i knew where the pockets were ripping. i knew where the apron straps were fraying. i knew exactly what i wanted to fix about them and i wanted something better that i could wear with a sense of dignity and pride in the kitchen. then this entire evolution of the best uniform was created. >> reporter: in 2012, it was born, a hand-crafted apron company based in southern california. >> one by one, i mean it was like the old school hustle.
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to people. as many people as i could, everywhere i went. >> reporter: bennett is part of the global emergence of under-35ers who are creating companies with higher head counts. more than 10 million women in this country have small businesses growing a the a rate of more than 1 1/2 times the national average. >> we're in over 4,000 restaurants in the united states. we've sold hundreds of thousands of aprons now. and they're all hand-made. they're still made with the same from day one. >> reporter: the aprons which range from $50 to $150 outfit chefs from mario batali to david chang. and today with a crew of 30 sewers, they come in more than 100 different fabrics and finishes. >> our shift is a 40-hour shift people want? we have them here every day. >> reporter: but at the core, bennett says she started the small business to bring communities together.
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and closer together because of social media. so we're constantly doing all kinds of things to connect cookbook parties, we'll have brunches, we'll host charity events. food brings people together and uniforms unite people. so when you combine the two, it's kind of like the best of every world. it's all about finding what makes you special and what makes you different and for me, i want to help bring each other up in the world. and that is why we're here sheinelle jones, nbc news. >> maria is administrator of the small business administration. maria, thanks for joining us. >> always good to see you. >> you know that the big box -- big retailers have always had success but the trend lines show that small business is picking up. what do you believe is the secret here? >> we're really excited about it. at the u.s. small business administration we are record lending, record contracts, record investments. and president obama's legacy is going to be locked down on all of this. .
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learn more about it. >> what role are millennials playing? >> they are going back to these abandoned main street and there is a renaissance. they're creating really exciting places to go to. so encourage everybody this saturday to go and shop small and dine small on saturday. >> for small businesses in the past, you have a small budget. you don't have a lot of money to advertise and have a huge platform on television but social media has changed all o >> that's exactly right. with social media you can just create your own platform. in fact, you can reach people around the world. that's what's so exciting about today's business environment. even small businesses can go to the u.s. small business administration to get services, create their sales program, even in the international market. >> going back to the success of the aprons, is there a world that you see small businesses getting the respect and the traffic they deserve and big businesses also being able to
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corporations really need small businesses. they are the job creators and they need them for supply clan, they need them for innovation and for nimbleness. small businesses enjoy that relationship so it is a win-win for everybody. >> this is one of my favorite times of the year because it is shopping but i love a good small business and a good success story. >> shop small, dine small this saturday. >> don't have to twist my arm. a reminder to shop small this know your favorite small business. up next, sweet success. a thanksgiving dessert that will blow your guests away courtesy of two all-star chefs. but first, this is "today" on
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this morning on "today's food, all-star thanksgiving," a dessert that is going to wow your guests.
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best pastry chefs collaborating on something new and spectacular. guys, good morning. happy almost thanksgiving. >> morning. >> can't wait. >> is it a pie or is it a cake? which is it? >> it is a psa, is what it is. >> is it? >> yeah, it is. >> it is a pie-cake. you've seen on social media. it is blowing up. people putting pies into cakes. >> it is a little bit like the reese's commercial where the peanut butter and chocolate have an accident. >> you bake them together. so he and i had feelings about that that are pretty strong. so we decided to collaborate and make something we would actually want to eat. >> start with the cake part. talk about the ingredients. >> we're going to make a pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake. the big thing is when you go to
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they look very similar. pumpkin puree. flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs. you have to make two. >> so, we've made the mixture here. we put it in the pan. how long does that cook and how do you know it is done? >> it is going to cook for about 35, 40 minutes. you'll know it is done just kind of by pressing on it and taking a toic pull it out. toothpick is clean, cake is done. >> you're going to make the frosting? that's a lot of sugar. >> nothing wrong with sugar. this is a boiled milk frosting. it's got flour and sugar. i always put maple because i'm a vermonter. milk because boiled milk frosting, very good.
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milk. heavy cream because -- why not? it's thanksgiving. we've got our fat pants on. then pumpkin because this is going to be a pumpkin thing. >> just preserved your secret -- we boil that up, cook that down. goes into the mixer. >> it has to match your batter. this makes the cake better. right? >> how long did you have to work on that? that's amazing. >> i was painting this all then you get it really thick and it has to be cool before you start adding butter. >> you're going to put the butter in. we've only got two minutes left and we have an entire section left. talk about the pie part. >> this is the pie part. traditionally they bake everything together and it is a big, fat mess. so i thought let's put the pecan pie in the middle. so you just fill -- >> store-bought pie crust? >> you can. i don't like the idea.
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so you don't have a soggy bottom because nobody likes a soggy bottom. then you make the filling which is brown sugar, some butter. maple, again. and then one of the tricks for this is when this is warm, you slowly add it into the eggs. you whisk that up because you'll slowly add the hot stuff to the eggs. it is called tempering don't get scrambled pecan pie egg stuff. you can chop up the pecans or leave them whole. up to you. obviously you can eat both of these separately. must -- you don't have to do it together. >> i just don't want to shortchange the final step here. we'll pretend that's happened. now is when these two great baking minds come together. go ahead. >> go for it. >> so now we're going to take this, pecan pie, and you put it
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kind of wrap your head around it, i kind of think about pecan pie as like the filling of a german chocolate cake. you know that really gooey, yummy caramel-pecan filling? >> there's more. >> and, yes, there's more. so you line it up because the bundt has these peculiar little pointies. >> people at home may be starting to get the idea what this is going to look like. cover this cake all the way. and it becomes -- a pumpkin! adorable! >> the guys downstairs, how are our tasters doing? >> amazing! >> it is a dessert turducken. >> you got to get some of the pecan, some of the cake, you got to get the right bite. it is really good.
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seriously. >> come on! >> you're going to make pecan anyway. come on. >> fantastic. what is that? >> just eat it and shush! >> thank you both very much. check out all our thanksgiving recipes, tune in this wednesday when 30 chefs -- 30 -- will join us for a huge prethanksgiving celebration. up next, the rio, katie ledecky is in our studio talking about setting records and some awards that she may see tonight. but first, this is "today"
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well, over the summer, katie la deck kay made waves in dominant athletes in any sport taking home four gold medals, one silver and just left everyone else in the dust. >> tonight she is up for athlete of the year for golden goggles which benefits the national swimming foundation. tell us everything that's happened in your life since rio. >> well, i had three weeks between rio and heading off to stanford. and was kind of just getting all
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and i've had a great time at stanford so far. >> in the interim you're breaking records. i think we have some breaking news. savannah? >> yeah. >> by the way, like we thought you broke a record, then like another hour passed and you broke another record. >> this one says that you broke the 1650--yard ncaa freestyle record by 20 seconds last night. >> that means you like get out of the pool, have a coffee and a doughnut waiting for everyone else to finish. >> have you been training and your momentum like that? >> i've been training with the stanford team and working hard with them and having a blast. >> it was just recently you broke the 1,000-yard ncaa freestyle record. you won that one -- you broke that one by ten seconds and a second place finisher was 35 seconds behind you. >> i remember watching that on youtube thinking, this is an eternity. >> katie, i know you don't even
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we're so amazed by you. tell us about being a college kid. how has it been? can you have a regular college experience? >> yeah, a completely regular college experience. i have three great roommates. i have some awesome classes. i'm enjoying it a lot. >> what are you studying it? >> i'm not sure what i'm going to major in yet. i'm still figuring it out. nice thing about stanford is there are so many great different ways i can go. just going to use my freshman year to explore all those. >> what's your guilty pleasure? >> when you're cutting loose? >> i >> looking forward to my mom's thanksgiving dinner this week. >> how about the entire family? >> team ledecky is in the studio. which is really cool. how do you feel about tokyo? >> i'm looking forward to it. hopefully i'll be there. it is a long ways away but kind of starting to set the groundwork for the next four years this year and setting some new short-term and long-term
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>> short term i think you may be female athlete of the year by the golden goggles. just a guess. >> she broke another record in
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this morning on "today's take," are you ready for a throw down because we've got bobby flay as our celebrity co-host. plus, delicious make-aheads your guests will gobble up on thanksgiving. and oscar winner warren >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on monday, november 21st, 2016. i'm al, tamron, and our good pal, jeff bobby flay, who was kind enough to join us on our "today's turkey trot." >> it was a lot of fun.
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maybe with some other holidays. >> i was thinking when we have a co-host as a chef, i would imagine we'd have a big spread of food brought out to us. >> we've got some food. >> sorry. you always get disappointed. >> no. >> tamron -- >> i beat bobby flay. >> yes, you did. handily. >> what about the show? >> you have a slice of cake here but you didn't make it. >> this was from the last hour. this is pastry. it's got -- >> it's pumpkin puree chocolate chip cake sandwiched around a pecan pie. >> it's a new trend. what's it called? >> pike. >> pie-cake thing. >> sugar rush. >> if you could have cake in a pie what kind of cake would you merge with what kind of pie? >> cake and pie. definitely apple pie and the
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cream pie. >> i didn't see that coming. >> that's because it is healthy. it is fruit. >> of course. i'd go with a caramel cake with an apple pie. >> you know, that's really good. i like that. >> key lime pie would be my pie. and then my cake would just be vanilla cake. is that too boring? >> if you'd page and give us your combo. your cake-pie combo. so #pike. okay? #pike. >> what about key lime pie with like a cream cheese chocolate cake. >> i'm not into chocolate and key lime. >> our facebook page blew up on friday. >> two things that are must-have toys for christmas.
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>> with these toys that take off and nobody can get them. >> we showed you last friday dylan and harry connick hatched a hatchimal. they nursed this little blue egg until the creature came out. it just set social media on fire. 4 million views of this. we've heard from families, grandmoms saying where do i get this for my grandchild? they're selling out everywhere. >> i have one and unfortunately i have a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old who now have to have a "hunger games" contest to see -- >> which causes it to hatch? just time? >> you who hold it. you put it down, timer stops. you have to have a kid with a lot of patience who can hold it for 20 or the kid who remembers to go back and get it.
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behind the hatchimal and they have have assured us they have increased production. shipments of the new hatchimals will be arriving in stores throughout the holiday season and early 2017. so you might have to get an iou from santa for the child. >> hatchimal. >> the hatchimal. >> your moment is thanksgiving, we're told. >> this is my season. this is it. >> your super bowl? >> it is my thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. i wake up hungry on thanksgiving. i get up around 3:00 in the morning. i roast two 30-pound turkeys. >> 30 pounds? i don't know they came that big. >> yes. i get two 30-pound turkeys because you know people want leftovers. people come to my house with tupperware. >> you don't blind it? >> no. we're giving thanks. i get to show my life for food. it is the greatest thing ever. >> that's an interesting thing about tumor wear.
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my tupperware. >> it's not coming back. >> that's what made me think. thanksgiving, bring your own tupperware and you can take home a little bobby flay. >> we save all the take-out containers we get. when people come over, we have leftovers, we give them the leftover containers. >> what's your go-to number one thing outside the turkey, the it. >> i am making a southwestern thanksgiving this year. so i'm going to say the first thing i thought of was the cornbread and chorizo stuffing. i make stuffing on the side so it is nice and crusty. >> i like in the bird stuffing. >> it's important if you're going to host thanksgiving -- listen. >> i'm listening. >> if you're going to host thanksgiving you need to be organized. i'm going to cook all the food -- but my guests are
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and your tupperware. that's it. that way we have the wine covered, the dessert covered. >> you require guests to stick around and help you clean up? >> i don't. >> very magnanimous. >> although people sort of volunteer their way through. . >> then they steal your silverware. >> and the tupperware. and the turkey. >> we've asked our fans on the plaza, viewers at home, to submit thanksgiving okay? so, you can submit your questions to #todaystake and #askachef. >> the turkey has has made his appearance. >> our producers thought it would be funny if we wore a turkey hat. most of our chefs said, meh, thanks, but not so much. >> no head gear. you dig in the turkey. >> our first one is from tanya from new jersey.
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don't mess it up? >> really simple. do what i do. don't brian. put the turkey in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper, slather a bunch of melted butter in there and kick it into the oven. i don't cover it. . i cover it later. i start it at about 400 degrees. it gets nice and brown after 45 minutes to an hour. depends on how big it is. then i cover it with some tinfoil to protect it and just keep roasting it. i slow down oven to about 350. >> this from birmingham, alabama. what's the difference between dressing and stuffing? >> well, you like dressing. >> i don't like stuffing. >> obviously stuffing is stuffing in the bird and dressing is cooking it on the side. the reason why i like to cook it on the side for two reasons. first, you get a nice crust on the outside so you get that good contrast in texture. also it helps cook the bird evenly if you don't stuff it. and quicker. >> i do both. i make stuffing, and i make a
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then i mix them. >> wow. >> i want to let you know this on the air. al has a lot of, let's say, veet cred or kitchen cred in the chef industry because he's been so supportive for a long time and we know he can cook. >> he can cook. how many things do you cook? on your menu? >> i don't do that many. turkey, i probably do a ham. then maybe four or five. >> you throw the ham in there. >> oh, yeah. >> he goes big. >> last one, jennifer. i want to our thanksgiving table. >> i'm actually doing one tomorrow. i'm doing a brussels sprouts recipe tomorrow. you can watch it. it has pomegranates, some kind of nut and a little pomegranate molasses so go get that now. >> you'll show us tomorrow. >> blanch, then roast, then season. that's it. >> i just roast with a little rendered bacon fat and then
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"beat bobby flay." >> garlic, bacon, brussels sprouts? that's a good recipe, al. up nex -- you know how long it takes to get my hair this messy? up next, the hot fashion trend. and it's not this. burning up the red carpet at last night's ama. yes, underwear as outer wear. i know. these kids are crazy! it's the style. for the holidays. up next, we'll see ?? ? i never over think it do what i want ? ? and i do it my way (okay) ? ? we live the life we want to live ? ? that's right let's celebrate ? ? yeah we're all about a good time ? ? yeah we're all about a good life ? ? you won't believe until you see this ? ? is gonna be a fun ride ? ? yeah we're all about a good time ? ? yeah we're all about a good life ?
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we are back with more of "today's take" and our special guest co-host who didn't bring any food but he is a great chef. bobby flay. >> what's going on there? >> i'm foodless. >> when a chef is foodless -- >> that's a sad thing. fashion thing. >> you don't like it? no llikie? the american music awards were last night. couple of moments everyone was talking it. i heart this young lady so much. selena gomez, her first publiin needed some time off to deal with some personal issues. >> i had to stop.
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inside. and i kept it all together enough to where i would never let you down, but i kept it too much together to where i let myself down. i don't want to see your bodies on instagram. i want to see what's in here. i'm not trying to get validation, nor do i need it anymore. if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. and if that's anything, whether you respect me or not, that's one thing you should know about i thank you so much for this. this is for you. thank you. >> she's only 24 years old. she's been through it both in her personal life and music. she won on the happy note there favorite female pop rock artist. best new artist award went to zane malic. >> but he's been around. >> but he was in a band.
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which he's another one. i heart him, too. he's one of my new favorite art artists. the guys who go out on their own, you are still loyal to the band but you want to step out. another interesting decision -- i'll get you guys to tell me what you think. big winner of fashion, underwear last night. look at some most beautiful we've seen that before. these very madonna. ariana grande who's been on the show many times. she did a bustier. again we've seen this before. rebecca romaine who was just on our show friday. that's her look. but she's got the body of a goddess. hanna jeter, formerly hanna davis. what do you guys think? >> looks great on her. >> as long as it is done
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i think it looks great. it is a sort of great way to reveal without revealing. >> is it only for red carpet hollywood or can you -- you're at a cocktail party. >> i would wear my underwear? >> i've seen bobby! >> i'm going commando. >> please, let me be at that party. i am going to post it on instagram. >> tell me you're not cooking though. that oil spatter could be problem. >> i think if it is done tastefully, and obviously when you see it at the red carpet, starts to seep into mainstream everywhere. we'll be seeing a little bit more i think bras and underwear as long as it is tastefully done. >> tastefully done. >> i have to see, gigi hadid is my favorite super model because she loves food. >> i didn't know that. >> i've talked to her a few times about some different things. she really wants to do food programming of some sort. she has -- i had a meeting with her.
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dishes that she wanted to eat which i think is a great message for young women and food to have that relationship. >> absolutely. >> we share the same favorite hamburger in new york city with i is j.g. melon's. >> i've not been there. put that on our list, everybody. >> yesterday obviously nfl football. we always see some great tackles. but check this one out. sound guy on f . vikings coming out on the field sunday. bernie was fine enough to continue working the whole game. >> that's when life comes at you fast. >> boom! he was okay, broke his glasses. got a little bloody nose. he continued to work the game. glasses broken. reminds me, there is is a great movie back in the early '60s,
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playing a camera guy. >> what just happened with bobby and al is what's going to happen eventually at your thanksgiving dinner. someone will be talking about something and you have no idea. are you supposed to tell them you don't know or do you play along with it? >> tell them you don't know. >> you don't know. which is exactly what i did on national television. i thought you were going to talk about a movie called "the longest ya >> exactly. >> i've never seen it. >> by the way, we want to send some love and congratulations to one of our pals here. our supervisor producer adam miller and wife mandy had a baby girl over the weekend. harper ashton. 7 pounds, 4 ounces, 20 inches, joining big sister, ellie. they are so cute.
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minutes after. minutes after. i told them, you guys are the hallmark family. >> and props really to mandy going along with adam's into ed to get jennifer aniston's name in there. >> adam is obsessed with jennifer aniston. tammy miller is obsessed with matt damon. >> none of them actually got their kids -- >> none of them named their kids. >> way to go, mandy. start saving for tuition let's check your weather. we've got wet weather moving through california, southern california. also lake-effect snow still hanging out in the northeast. moisture all the way from bermuda wrapping into that system. 20s, 30s and 40s here in the northeast. we've got wind advisories from pennsylvania all the way into new england so airport delays most likely today. 80s throughout texas and the southwest. strong winds here in the northeast. high surf advisory southern california.
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>> i'll get to the bottom of it. you have my word. >> i'll give you one day. >> ben mckenzie, good morning. everybody on this show talks in a low voice. >> there are so many outtakes where we're trying for that and we miss it. that's the great john zolman from the wire and whatnot. yes, everything is very serious on the set of "gotham." >> i was watching this over the weekend, the one that's airing tonight. i was so exhausted for your character. you have so many things to deal with like over and over and over. how do you keep going? >> it is never sort of a sunny day in gotham. never the musical episode. it's exhausting!
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that's the show we're making. it is a lot of fun. we keep it light on the set to sort of relieve the pressure of everything. the season finale is coming up a week from tonight. that will have all the big deaths and explosions and all kinds of things. >> but you probably will pose more questions. >> we might, al. we might do >> i love it. sometimes it's fun obviously playing a villain, but this guy has both sides. >> yeah, he does. what he is able to sort of -- he's sort of toeing the line between light and dark. he is the batman before there is a batman. he's the guy trying to keep the wolves at bay and keeping the city functioning but of course the city falls apart more and more as the show goes on in
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>> announcer: "today" food thanksgiving entertaining is sponsored by pier 1. find what speaks to you at pier 1 imports. so we're just three days away from thanksgiving. how do you not have bobby flay as your co-host and not get him in the kitchen? he is going to hel all-star feast with some easy to make ahead apps. >> we're making some brussels sprouts and bacon but bacon that's been glazed with maple syrup. >> like toasts? which very popular now. >> exactly. what i like to do is just put the bread or slices of bread in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. you want them to have a little bit of give.
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ricotta cheese that's creamy but the flavor won't get in the way of it. >> goat cheese? >> might be okay but ricotta is even better. >> i feel like this is a showdown in the kitchen. >> you were complaining to me about not having food. >> this is what i deal with all time. all the time. >> and you love it. and you love it. >> very thin sliced brussels sprouts agai big-time thanksgiving ingredient. then bacon with some glaze with some maple syrup. it becomes part of the bacon. what we do then is just kind of break up the bacon and put it in there with the brussels sprouts. then you kind of toss it around. i put a little bit of fresh thyme in there as well. that's kind of big. then little salt and pepper. >> not for me. >> exactly. >> then this just goes right on top.
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listen. when your guests get there for thanksgiving they haven't eaten in four days. they want to eat something. when they walk in give them a crustini and something else. >> you need an appetizer for thanksgiving. >> yes. now pumpkin soup. my father says to me every year, you're making the pumpkin soup, right? i will tell you i don't use a lot of things in cans but canned pumpkin i do use. it is totally okay. some pumpkin, some vegle chicken stock, depending what you want to use. pumpkin like spices. ginger, allspice, nutmeg. there is something called pumpkin pie spice. i like to put chipotle in there sometimes, here is all the ingredients. they'll be on the website. you want to taste? >> sure.
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shooters of pumpkin soup. >> i thought they were shooters of alcohol. >> just drink it? is shall we mention your mom and how adorable your mother is. you mention your dad loves the soup. bobby's mom -- >> you were so nice to my mother at the new york city wine and food festival. >> she's amazing and she watches the show. >> she came to find you. >> this is dorothy flay. >> has there ever been a time brussels sprouts are as hot a >> no. brussels sprouts and cauliflower. vegetables we never wanted to eat as kids are now the most fashionable things in restaurants. >> and kale. are we done with kale? >> kale's not going anywhere. it is here to stay. sorry. >> i love kale. >> yeah, me, too. >> bobby, thank you so much. you can find the recipes of all of our thanksgiving recipes at
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tomorrow. >> you're bringing more food? >> yes. >> huge pre-thanksgiving celebration on the plaza. it is thanksgiving palooza. >> fire up that oven. coming up next, hollywood icon, warren beatty. and guess what? set your watches, folks. matt lauer will be here in our 9:00 hour with his interview with warren beatty coming up next. we never see matt on this show. we're non stop, we've gotta have our extra protein. oikos triple zero greek non fat yogurt has 15 grams of protein. zero added sugar, zero artificial sweetener and zero fat. and zero holding me back! oikos triple zero. be unstoppable. mmm dannon vo: introducing the new motoz droid with moto mods,
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he's a hollywood legend. >> mr. hughes. >> we're five feet away. >> mr. forester? >> there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to do this on the telephone. >> mr. hughes, i'm not going to be able to talk to you until later. >> what is later! >> thank you. thank you. >> i i'm looking at you playing howard hughes, which you do brilliantly, by the way. all the acting in this is great but it is impossible not to wonder if you as the filmmaker and actor feel there were similarities between you and hughes? >> i don't know. there are similarities between you and me. but i was always, i would say, amused by howard hughes. >> did you ever meet him? >> i never met him.
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everyone who ever met him. i never met clyde barrow of bonnie and clyde or bugsy segall. >> you talked about movie making that it is a little bit like vomiting. you feel like i really vomit, i really have to vomit, and you get up and -- >> i'm actually sorry you bring it up. but with a movie idea, it is hard to vomit. but then i think, well, i guess i have to make this movie so i guess i'll probably feel better if i just go ahead and throw up. and that's happened usually -- not usually -- always on the
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>> at the height of your career, at the height of the spotlight when yours was the name on everyone's lips and you were the sex symbol of hollywood, what was your ego like? >> what was my ego like? >> yeah. >> i -- that's -- i'm -- what was my ego like. >> was it possible to keep it in check or to get out of control? >> i think that i had a sane experience. yes. >> so as a guy who's in the later part of his 70s, what do you want your role to be in the business now, in hollywood now? i don't mean a movie role. i mean in the larger community of hollywood? >> i always have an idea in the back of my mind and i always try to avoid going to work. but i'm leading a very nice life with my marriage and my children.
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15 more years to see you in another movie? >> 15 or 20. 25 years. you know. whatever. >> we tend to overuse words in our business, legend and icon. that guy's a legend and icon. >> "rules don't apply" hits theaters on wednesday. let's get a check of your weather, show you what's going on for today. we are looking at strong winds here ie lake-effect snow continuing in northern upstate new york and new england. high-surf advisories southern california, wet weather throughout the rockies and southwest and more rain moving into the pacific northwest. then as we look to tomorrow, another storm bringing moderate snow to the upper midwest. severe storms through the lower mississippi river valley. next storm in the northwest may
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. at 20 years old, alessia cara has taken the music industry by storm. >> her debut single "here" was a number one hit, and she is following it up with the new hit, "scars to your beautiful." >> talk to me about "scars to your beautiful." what is that about? >> that song is made it for women but i think of course anybody can relate to it. it is basically just about the expectations that are placed on young girls or just, again, people in general. in this day and age i think media and just society places these unrealistic expectations on us and we feel like we always have to look a certain way, dress a certain way. i just think it is very wrong to brainwash us like that because oftentimes because of that we just develop very low self-esteem. this song is hopefully a
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listening that you don't ever have to change yourself for anyone and just love yourself. >> i have a daughter exactly your age. you are an amazing role model. sophie says hi. >> take it away. >> thank you. ? she just wants to be beautiful she goes on her day she knows limit ? ? she craves attention it she prays it an image ? ? she praise to be sculpted by the sculptor ? ? oh she don't see the light that's shiing deeper than the eyes can find it ? ? so she tries to cover up the pain and cut her woes away because cover girls don't cry ? ? until the face is made ?
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waiting for you in the dark ? ? you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ? ? and you don't have to change a thing ? ? your scars to their beautiful your scars are beautiful ? ? oh oh oh ? ? oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ? ? you don't have to thing ? ? those scars are your beautiful those scars are your beautiful ? ? she has dreams to be envy starving cover girls she says beauty is pain and beauty is everything what's a little bit of hunger ? ? i can go a little while longer she fades away ?
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she don't understand she's worth it ? ? oh oh oh ? ? so to every girl who's hurting let me help you see a little bit clearer the light that shines within ? ? there's a home that's waiting for you in the dark ? you should know you're beautiful just the wayou ? you don't have to change a thing ? ? those scars are your beautiful those scars are your beautiful ? ? whoa oh oh oh oh ? ? oh oh oh oh oh oh ? ? you don't have to change a thing the world can change its heart ? ? those scars are your beautiful
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for you in the dark ? ? you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ? ? and you don't have change a thing the world could change its heart ? ? those scars are your beautiful ? ? those scars are your beautiful ? ? whoa oh oh ? ? oh oh oh oh oh ? ? you don't have to change a thing the world can heart ? ? those scars are your beautiful those scars are your beautiful ?? >> woo! >> another hit! thank you so much! congratulations all the success. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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i guess you probably want to thank bobby flay, huh? >> bobby flay! >> he brought food, he brought charm, he brought wit. >> i know how to make you happy -- just feed you. >> the woman that looks like she never eats. >> who do you guys have? >> we have carrie fisher. anything can happen. and billy bob thornton on the same show. >> we've got the ama red carpets. >> she that's it all! she
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ? let you ? >> hey, everybody. it is fun day monday. i don't know. it's november -- yeah, 21st. sort of a surprise. in parts of the country -- >> inundated. >> "never give up." >> by ceia. >> you can't see her, but she's in there the daughter of hollywood royalty, became a famous princess and now carrie fisher, four decades after


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